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europe

  • Cafes in afternoon light | Seville, Spain
    Spain

    Travel Repeat: Spain

    Spain was the first country I traveled to without my parents. While I had spent time in Europe before, the safety net of my mom and dad and brother made the travel experience…

  • Beautiful light at Aya Sofya | Istanbul, Turkey
    Turkey

    My Favorite Places in Istanbul

    Istanbul is one of my favorite cities in the world. Its unique east-meets-west culture is fascinating and its food is hauntingly delicious. But beyond the things that make Istanbul stand out are…

  • Mt Vesuvius outline | Naples, Italy
    Italy

    Notable Photos: Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii

    Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii are two of the most iconic places in all of Italy. While they are not as magnetic Rome nor as desirable for travelers as, say, the Tuscan countryside…

  • Rooftops | Ravello, Italy
    Italy

    One Day in Ravello

    I had never heard of the town of Ravello before my trip to the Amalfi Coast. Sorrento was on my radar as I had traveled there with my family as a 14…

  • Rugs for sale outside the Grand Bazaar | Istanbul, Turkey
    Markets, Turkey

    Carpet Shopping in Istanbul

    Carpet shopping in Istanbul is an intense experience. With an endless amount of styles, sizes, and colors to choose from, picking the right one from the right shop can stress out even…

  • Golden wash on the cliffs | Amalfi, Italy
    Italy

    The Light in Amalfi

    Amalfi was not my favorite town on the Amalfi Coast. Despite having been the most important port in the region for centuries, and despite it being the one of the most popular…

  • Bougainvillea and vines | Positano, Italy
    Italy

    Colorful Positano

    Positano is one of the most colorful places I’ve ever seen. One of the things I loved most about Rome was its colors. The signature peaches and pinks of the plaster walls…

  • View down the coast | Amalfi, Italy
    Italy

    Why I Loved the Amalfi Coast

    In every direction I looked, I saw blue. Blue-tinted cliffs disappeared along the hazy horizon. The steel-blue sky was cloudless and the sea was a deep shade of navy, though it glittered…

  • Autumn leaves and a bicycle in Trastevere | Rome, Italybicycle-autumn-leaves-tratevere-rome-italy
    Italy

    Scenes from Trastevere, Rome

    I loved Rome. It’s that simple. Between Trastevere, the market and the sights and the food, I fell hard for this intoxicating city. The walls of every building are filled with stories.…

  • Spaghetti a la Carbonara| Italy
    Food, Italy

    Eating Through Rome

    Rome is a place of culinary dreams. The bread is warm, crusty, and toastable. There is delicious wine in every bar and restaurant. And there is PASTA. Lots of PASTA. Some of…

  • People at the Roman Forum | Rome, Italy
    Italy

    Walking Tour of Rome

    Rome is a perfect city for walking. Nearly every street is picturesque and around every corner is a surprise… an unknown fountain, a local square, a cafe that begs you to order…

  • Spaghetti pomodoro with arugula from Taverna dei Quaranta | Rome, Italy
    Food, Italy

    Eating Well Near the Colosseum

    Finding delicious, authentic, well-made food can be hard in touristy areas. I know this problem well as some of my past jobs that have had me hunting for a decent lunch in…